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So, I built my own!

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I know that it will be a while before the DC6 joins my collection of PMDG airplanes.

So, I decided to build my own.

1/72 scale :-)

You cannot look at it with too critical an eye, because I am not a master builder and I had to take some "artistic license" here and there.

However, doing research for photos, making and printing the decals and building the kit, was an awful lot of fun.

Now to continue waiting for the real thing.

Roberto

 

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I have been unable to attach the picture, following the instructions :-(

I will try again, as soon as I can figure that out.

Roberto

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I have been unable to attach the picture, following the instructions :-(

I will try again, as soon as I can figure that out.

Roberto

 

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So there it is (Thank you very much Rich!!) in the post above

Roberto

 

 

Thats amazing Roberto - use to make a ton of models - that looks top notch - bet I know what your buying when released  :wink:

 

Dont be surprised when Robert comes knocking to buy it  :wink:

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Roberto-

 

Hey now- THAT there is just absolutely cool as hell!

 

Very nicely done, Roberto.  I shared the image with the team- I'm sure they will be flattered.

 

Really really nice work, sir.

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Hi Rich:

Retirement has allowed me to return to my childhood and youth.

 

I grew up in Bolivia, where DC-6's were the "staple" of the local airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, until well into the 60's and 70's when the 727's arrived.

 

Yes, a spot is saved for her as soon as the FSX version is released and the first take off will be in La Paz (SLLP) at 13,300 ASL :-) :-)

 

Just like the "old days"

 

Once again, thank you for your prompt help, it is much appreciated.

 

Many regards,

Roberto

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Hi Rich:

Retirement has allowed me to return to my childhood and youth.

 

Anytime Roberto - Shes a beauty 

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Thank you Robert!

 

I am very happy that you like it.

 

If the team likes it too, I will be quite flattered as well.

 

Just keep toiling at it!!

 

Many regards,

Roberto

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If the team likes it too, I will be quite flattered as well.

 

Definitely.

 

Very impressive!

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Hey Roberto,

Was it you I painted an Level-D LAB 767 for years ago to do a Vatsim flight to La Paz?

If so, seeing how great that DC-6 looks...you shouda' painted the 767!

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Hi Rich:

Retirement has allowed me to return to my childhood and youth.

 

I grew up in Bolivia, where DC-6's were the "staple" of the local airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, until well into the 60's and 70's when the 727's arrived.

 

Yes, a spot is saved for her as soon as the FSX version is released and the first take off will be in La Paz (SLLP) at 13,300 ASL :-) :-)

 

Just like the "old days"

 

Once again, thank you for your prompt help, it is much appreciated.

 

Many regards,

Roberto

Well isn't this a small world. I also spent a fair chunk of my life in Bolivia.

 

Salud Roberto!

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Hello Steve:

One and the same. With a little less hair at the top and a grayer beard, but the same enthusiasm.

 

Of course it was done!!

FS9!! Yes, we (at LABVirtual) loved your livery and paint.

Those days I was the Director of VATSIM's La Paz Center (SLLF) and we used to have many large fly-ins.

I also happened to be a Beta tester for Dreamfleet's B727 and I pestered the developer, Paul Golding, so much that a livery of LAB was included in the release of the add-on.

Actually my wife's voice and mine, are the "Spanish pilot" voices still reminding folks that "oil pressure is rising"  :smile:  in Spanish

 

I am waiting for the DC6 to come out (I have to wait for FSX) and I will start pestering everybody for a LAB livery.

 

Many regards, and thanks for the memories!!!

 

Roberto

 

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What a refreshing post, and what talent! Congratulations Roberto and thank you for sharing.

 

JJ

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Hey Robert

 

Hello Steve:

One and the same. With a little less hair at the top and a grayer beard, but the same enthusiasm.

 

Of course it was done!!

FS9!! Yes, we (at LABVirtual) loved your livery and paint.

Those days I was the Director of VATSIM's La Paz Center (SLLF) and we used to have many large fly-ins.

I also happened to be a Beta tester for Dreamfleet's B727 and I pestered the developer, Paul Golding, so much that a livery of LAB was included in the release of the add-on.

Actually my wife's voice and mine, are the "Spanish pilot" voices still reminding folks that "oil pressure is rising"  :smile:  in Spanish

 

I am waiting for the DC6 to come out (I have to wait for FSX) and I will start pestering everybody for a LAB livery.

 

Many regards, and thanks for the memories!!!

 

Roberto

 

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Hey Roberto,

Yeah that was a loooong time ago!  It was only my 2nd or 3rd repaint on the Level-D 767 and I was still getting used to it.  I remember having to recreate the logo from scratch as there was no good images of it at that time.

I'd be happy to paint LAB on the DC-6 for you when she comes out, but I don't plan on getting it as its not suited for the type of flying I like (although I know it'll be an awesome rendition.)   We'll work something out, I've painted other planes I didn't own before (at the time). :wink:

I'll task you with finding the reference pictures I'll need to paint her though...not sure if the usual places on the net will have them since she's an antique. :smile:  

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Hi Steve!

Sounds like a great plan!!

I'll touch base when we are all ready.

Cheers!

Roberto

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Roberto,

 

I am very impressed with what you done there, a PMDG branded DC-6B model. That is some skill, I used to build models when I was younger but haven't done so in years, primarily because I now build them on the computer in 3DS Max.

 

Not the same I know but it saves space in the house and the best thing about making them on the computer is you get to fly them afterwards :-p

 

I am sure you had just as much fun building that model as I did building our DC-6B exterior model virtually. I hope you will enjoy our product when it is released!

 

Cheers,

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Hello Jason:

I am just a "beginner". Still learning some of the skills that are necessary to reproduce nice plastic models and envying some of the ones I see in magazines and shows. Up close, my models still have quite a bit of flaws, that is why "viewing is limited to at least 10 feet away" :smile:  

 

"Downsizing" and moving to a condo from a house, meant that the R/C airplanes had to be replaced with something that can be kept (on top of cabinets, book cases and other "out of the way surfaces") in our apartment. Having a very understanding wife, is also a welcome pre-requisite.

 

Doing the research for the model, was a hoot. There is actually a plethora of PMDG's DC-6 pictures on the Internet. Luckily, from every angle that was necessary. With the help of one of our sons, screen captures were photoshoped, scaled to the right size and printed on my laser printer on special decal paper. Placing "two of each" on each printed paper was a good idea, because I made a few mistakes along the way and the "reserve" decal came in very handy.

 

I think that, between FS9 and FSX, I have owned every model PMDG has created. So I am sure that the DC6 will also be very enjoyable. I love the B1900 and the JS41 that keep you "awake" for the entire flight. Although I must confess that a transoceanic in the B777 is not too bad either  :wink:

 

I limit myself these days, principally to two-engined ones, because my fairly-new GoFlight throttle quadrant for the B737 comes with two throttles and I don't like the setting and resetting of options on FSX as I change aircraft.

 

But the exception for the DC-6, will just have to be.

 

All the best and thank you for the great work you guys prepare for our enjoyment.

 

Roberto

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So there it is (Thank you very much Rich!!) in the post above

Roberto

 

What a beauty! It would be at home on any mans desk or mantle as a centerpiece! 

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Roberto,

 

Preciosos modelos ¡Es Usted un máquina. siga así!

 

Un saludo,

 

 

 

English: Beautiful models, you're an artist and keep it up!

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I'm impressed, even if you claim it is rough up close.  My models from my youth always had glue finger prints and bubbles in the decals (remember the ones you had to soak in water).

 

We just got a copy of a DC-6C cargo conversion to start testing. Looking good so far... of course there is still work to do so don't expect progress updates yet from PMDG.

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